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GREETINGS TO OUGE-BOUGOUMOU CREE NATION and GRAND COUNCIL OF THE CREES from Frontiers Foundation / Operation Beaver

on Thu, 11/24/2011 - 18:30


Algonquin FF Coordinator Lylas Polson with Quebec Premier Jean Charest and Chief Abel Bosum.

On November 7, 2011 1:30 p.m. our Quebec Regional Coordinator Lylas Polson delivered the following note to Ougé-Bougoumou Cree Nation and Grand Council of the Crees on behalf of Frontiers Foundation/Operation Beaver.

Congratulations on successful negotiation of the Complementary Agreement to the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement together with the governments of Quebec and Canada.

Our mutually productive partnership with Oujé-Bougoumou goes way back to 1966 when Chief Jimmy Mianscum asked us to help build a Community Centre in the old Lac Doré settlement with a meeting hall, a library, a laundromat and overnight rooms for trappers – called “The Beaverhouse”. And everybody pitched in to make it happen, including youngsters like Abel Bosum, Sydney Coonashish and Wally Wapachee.

Kitcisakik, Quebec

on Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:06

The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has covered the work of Frontiers Foundation in Kitcisakik, Quebec.
The whole report can be viewed on their website at http://bcove.me/t04jyxd0.
The video is named 'Quebec First Nation Community beating the odds' and contains an interview with FF Regional Coordinator Lylas Polson.

 

Defend Land and Way of Life

on Sat, 10/01/2011 - 13:22


In solidarity with Amnesty International’s campaign, Frontiers Foundation is supporting the human rights of the Lubicon Cree in Alberta. A letter has been sent to the Premier of Alberta, Ed Stelmach, pointing out that the destruction of an indigenous culture and way of life is an unacceptable price to pay for oil and gas development. Over and over again, United Nations human rights bodies have called on Canadian officials to respect and uphold the rights of the Lubicon Cree.

Until a just resolution of the land dispute is reached, FF/OB urges the Government of Alberta to ensure that no new oil and gas development is permitted on Lubicon land except with the agreement of the Lubicon Cree.

In the ‘70s and ‘80s Operation Beaver volunteers worked on housing construction and renovation projects in various communities in Alberta such as: Cadotte Lake, Conklin, Wanyandie, Peerless Lake, Loon Lake, Grand Praire, Owl River, Wabasca, Hines Creek, Aspengrove, Boyer River and particularly in

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